As a leading non-profit supporter of the arts, we at Classical MPR want to help educators in Minnesota (and beyond) to enrich the minds and nourish the spirits of their students with tools, resources and programs that have been created collaboratively by Classical MPR staff.
Looking at the lives and work of music teachers across Minnesota.
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Brad Ollmann of St. Anthony Park Elementary School in St. Paul, Minn.
Classical MPR's new Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we spotlight Christopher Fogderud of Brainerd High School in Brainerd, Minn.
School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. Through this feature, Classical MPR hopes to expose listeners to the great music being made by young musicians across the state, and to generate more support for music education.
Anishinaabe musician and educator Lyz Jaakola performs traditional music and discusses the role of music in Anishinaabe culture
Anoka teacher Chris Martino demonstrates his strategies for teaching music composition in the elementary music classroom.
The next two videos in the Classical MPR in the Classroom series explain the science behind volume and pitch, combining scientific enquiry with musical concepts.
'Teaching Excitement for Classical Music' is the first of six videos designed to help classroom teachers
Artists in Residence
Founded in Boston, Mass., Artaria String Quartet has been based in Minnesota since 2001. Last week, the Saint Paul-based ensemble visited schools in North Saint Paul, Minn., in Lakeville, Minn., and in Minneapolis.
This week, Silver Spruce Duo visits elementary schools in Duluth, Minn., and Two Harbors, Minn.
This November, breathe fresh life into once-loved instruments by donating them to Play It Forward, the statewide used-instrument drive created by Classical Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA).
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School Spotlight submission form
Across the state of Minnesota, there is a wealth of strong music ensembles in our schools, colleges, and communities. Classical Minnesota Public Radio wants to share these ensembles with our listeners on our new School Spotlight.
Please mail your CD to:
Claire Philpott — Classical MPR Education
Minnesota Public Radio
480 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN USA 55101
Minnesota Varsity is a high school-level Classical music showcase for classical, musical theater performance students and composers from Minnesota and surrounding areas. Entries will be accepted through January 9, 2014 at 9 a.m.
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Classical MPR in the Classroom is made possible in part by the
Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund